PPTC Awards Program and Hall of Fame

At the start of each year, PPTC honors some very special members with awards, trophies and certificates to recognize their outstanding athletic accomplishments, their service to PPTC and to the Brooklyn running community during the previous year.  We gather for an Annual PPTC Awards Shindig, where we celebrate our accomplishments while eating, drinking and being merry! Some  awards categories are based on the "hard numbers" - most miles run, most number of races, etc., making these some very hotly contested awards that can be won by almost anyone determined enough to keep up the mileage. In other categories, club members have the opportunity to nominate their teammates for an award, with a final vote by the membership to select the award winners.

Want to see your name on one of these awards? We'll be on the lookout for you - volunteering, racing, running, and showing your PPTC team spirit!

PPTC Award Categories:

Top Runner (M/F):  Performance:  Decided by committee based on top 12 race performance analysis from database.

Bob Mueller (Unisex):  Performance:  Over age 50, nominated by committee from among top 10 male and top 10 female runners, plus participation as a volunteer in a PPTC event. Final vote is by the membership.

Most Improved (Unisex):  Performance:  Nominated by committee for improvement in time, and/or consistency and/or versatility in distance raced. Final vote is by the membership.

Comeback Runner of the Year:  Performance:  Injured or sidelined by physical limitations for 6 months. Must run 6 races to qualify. Nominated and voted on by the membership

New Member (Unisex):  Performance and/or Service:  Needs 6 races to qualify. Noteworthy running or significant contributions to club events can earn a nominee the award. Nominated and voted on by the membership.

Outstanding Single Contribution (Unisex):  A standout contribution which improves club image, operations or provides a unique opportunity for member participation. Nominated and voted on by the membership.

Volunteer Corps (Group Award)

Most Races (M/F):  Performance:  Tracked by reported number of races.

Ultra-Runner of the Year (Unisex):  Performance in distances greater than the marathon distance.

President’s Award:  A special award presented to a deserving recipient for an unspecified reason solely at the president’s discretion.

Essay contest: Members will be invited to submit an essay on a particular theme, and the entries, scrubbed for anonymity, will be judged by a select panel.

 

There will be no duplication of awards, except for those receiving a Volunteer Recognition award. They may also receive an individual award.

In the event that one member wins 2 awards, s/he will receive the one listed first in the table above. The next nominee with the most votes for the vacated award will then win that award.

Dual Team Registration is not permitted in road racing competition. Any member who has run for another team during the year will be disqualified from consideration for a performance-based award. The member will still be eligible for service-based awards. Duathlons, triathlons and other similar events, although they may incorporate running, are exempt from this restriction.

 

Top Runner(s) of the Year

1997 – Doug Olney

1998  - Dan Genova

1999 – Deborah Barchat

2000 – Noeleen Casey-Tomasi

2001 - William Abrams

2002 - Patrick Gibbons

2003 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2004 - Doug Olney

2007 - Anthony Watson

2007 - Emily Sanderson

2008 - Anthony Watson

2008 - Emily Sanderson

2009 - Coach Tony Watson

2009 - Maggie Deschamps

2010 - Michael Frey

2010 - Helen Dole

2011 - Mike Goettig

2011 - Maggie Deschamps

2012 - Rusty Singletary

2012 - Karen Ziga

2013 - Keith Williams

2013 - Karen Ziga

 

 

Rookie of the Year

1997 - Peter Tomasi

1998 - Judy Santagata

1999 - Patrick Gibbon

2000 - No Award

2001 - Crystal Bueno

2002 - Janine Kaste

2003 - Nick Schiavo

2004 - No Award

2005 - Helene Roth

2006 - Amy Duquette

2007 - Helen Dole

2008 - Corre Kombol

Renamed New Member of the Year

2009 - Coco Dartigues

2010 - Yoshie Niltsuma

2011 - Nicole Importico

2012 - Keith Williams

2013 - Chaya Wolf

 

Essay Contest

2013 - Theme: "Why I run"

1st: Linda Ewing 2nd: Chaya Wolf

Comeback Runner of the Year

2003 - William Abrams

2004 - Janine Strenta

2005 - No Award

2006 - Gil Torres

2007 - Tom Byrnes

2008 - N. Wayne Bailey

2009 - Doug Olney

2010 - Not Awarded

2011 - Charlene Kohler-Britton

2012 - Marianne van Ooij

2013 - Tom Byrnes

 

 

Most Races: Male

1998 - Manny Chosak

1999 - Manny Chosak

2000 - Manny Chosak

2001 - Patrick Gibbons

2002 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2003 - Mickey Newman

2004 - Nick Schiavo

2005 - Richard Weaver

2006 - Arthur Gonzalez

2007 - Paul Soskind

2008 - Arthur Gonzalez

Most Races:

2009 - Arthur Gonzalez

2010 - Arthur Gonzalez

2011 - Arthur Gonzalez

2012 - Arthur Gonzalez

2013 - Arthur Gonzalez

 

Most Races: Female

1999 - Patrica O'Hanlon and Maggie Smyth

2000 - Maggie Smyth

2001 - Veronica Antoine

2002 - Veronica Antoine

2003 - Veronica Antoine

2004 - Emma Roman

2005 - Sandra Ferrari

2006 - Emma Roman

2007 - Gilant Phillips

2008 - Gilant Phillips

2009 - Separate gender awards retired

 

Ultra Runner: Male

1999 - Al Prawda

2000 - Luis Rios

2001 - Al Prawda

2002 - Luis Rios

2003 - Luis Rios

2004 - Luis Rios

2005 - Collin Lynch'

2006 - Al Prawda

Ultra Runner of the Year

2007 - Al Prawda

2008 - Frank DeLeo

2009 - Andrew Davenport

2010 - Frank DeLeo

2011 - Al Prawda

2012 - Michael Ring

2013 - Frank Deleo

 

Ultra Runner: Female

1999 - Evelyn DeLiz

2000 - Evelyn DeLiz

2001 - Evelyn DeLiz

2002 - Veronica Antoine

2003 - Sandra and Natacha Ferrari

2004 - Marvlyn Baptiste

2005 - Marvlyn Baptiste

Separate awards by gender were retired in 2006

 

Special Achievement

1997 - Peggy Casey

1998 - Nelson Broat

1999 - Tom Touhey

2000 - William Abrams

2001 - Eva Usadi

2002 - William Abrams

2003 - Tom Byrnes

2004 - Al Goldstein

 

Bob Muller Master Runner of the Year

2005 - Frank McAneney

2006 - Mickey Newman

2007 - Arthur Gonzalez

2008 - Gil Torres

2009 - Coach Tony Watson

2010 - Tom Tobin

2011 - Coach Tony Watson

2012 - Tom Tobin

2013 - Michael Ring

 

Outstanding Single Contribution

2005 - Tom Byrnes

2006 - Tony Watson

2007 - Krishna Kumbhar

2007 - Ralph Yozzo

2008 - Richard Weaver

2009 - Michael Ring

2010 - Michael Ring

2011 - Lynda Mules

2012 - Lynda Mules

2013 - Jess Yeomans

 

 

 

President's Award

1997 - Tom Byrnes & Tom Meany

1998 - Peggy Casey

1999 - Myrna McAneney

2000 - Christine Boutross

2001 - Dianne Clarke and George Miller

2002 - Juan Rivera

2003 - Diana Ortiz

2004 - Marilyn Bucich

2005 - Al Goldstein

2006 - Tom Meany

2007 - Veronica Antoine

2008 - Richard Weaver

2009 - Jason Horowitz

2010 - Geoff Vincent

2011 - Tom Tobin

2012 - Matt Strawn

2013 - Keith Williams

 

Retired Awards

Volunteer of the Year

2001 – Peter Tomasi

2002 – Dianne Clarke

2003 – Tom Meany

2004 – Julio Zavala

2005 – Julio Zavala

2006 – Tom Byrnes

In 2007, the "Volunteer of the Year" award transitioned from an individual to a group award acknowledging the cooperative effort of our indispensable volunteer corps, and any volunteer participating in 5 or more PPTC events qualified for our Elite Volunteer Recognition award.

In 2011, our Volunteer Recognition program expanded to recognize service to the club by awarding members with PPTC gear, free race entries, free membership dues and other forms of recognition based on hours of service.

 

Most Team Spirit

1997 - Joan Ewing

1998 - Pat Heaney & Jerry McGovern

1999 - Kathleen Mooney

2000 - Julio Zavala

2001 - Retired

 

Sportsperson of the Year

1997 - Julio Zavala

1998 - Bill O'Gara

1999 - Robert Fisher

2000 - Retired

 

Member of the Year

1997 - Kathryn Kash

1998 - Ron Rice

1999 - Gil Torres

2000 - Peter Tomasi

2001 - Retired

 

 

Most Inspirational2010 - Sarah Scott

2011 - Tyrone Sklaren

Most Improved Runner

1997 - Kathy O'Gara

1998 - Michael Mark

1998 - Michael Mark

1999 - Jenet Levy

2000 - Gwelda Fairweather

2001 - Veronica Antoine

2002 - Marvlyn Baptiste

2003 - Rosemary Bezuidenhout

2004 - Amy Chepaitis

2005 - Emily Rieman

2006 - Cristin Flanagan

2007 - Danielle Hansen

2008 - Troy Phipps

2009 - Pieter Van Hatten

Retired 2010

 

Most Miles: Male

1998 - Al Prawda

1999 - Craig Hammerman

2000 - Manny Chosak

2001 - Patrick Gibbons

Renamed Patrick Gibbons Award

2002 - Allan Bobadilla

2003 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2004 - Arthur Gonzalez

2005 - Richard Weaver

2006 - Paul Soskind

2007 - Tom Tobin

2007 - Andrew Davenport

2008 - Al Prawda

2009 - Al Prawda

2010 - Retired

 

Most Miles: Female

1999 - Patricia O'Hanlon

2000 - Maggie Smyth

2001 - Veronica Antoine

Renamed Patrick Gibbons Award

2002 - Veronica Antoine

2003 - Veronica Antoine

2004 - Emma Roman

2005 - Sandra Ferrari

2006 - Sandra Ferrari

2007 - Sandra Ferrari

2008 - Retired

 

Racer of the Year: Male

1997 - Victor Zamora

1998 - Dan Markiewicz

1999 - Dan Markiewicz

2000 - Frank McAneney

2001 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2002 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2003 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2004 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2005 - Pieter Bezuidenhout

2006 - Frank DeLeo

Retired 2007

 

Racer of the Year: Female

1997 - Deborah Barchat

1998 - Deborah Barchat

1999 - Ann Vazquez

2000 - Noeleen Casey-Tomasi

2001 - Kathleen Mooney

2002 - Marvlyn Baptiste

2003 - Amy Chepaitis

2004 - Maggie Deschamps

2005 - Marvlyn Baptiste

2006 - Maggie Deschamps

Retired 2007

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